Western Balkans

Related Theme: External Relations - Enlargement/EUNeighbours

The EESC's activities concerning the Western Balkans involve Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. However, relations between the EESC and civil societies from candidate countries to accession are dealt with more specifically by the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Consultative Committee and the EU-Montenegro Joint Consultative Committee.

The EESC hopes to complement the regional approach, embodied by the Western Balkans Civil Society Forum and coordinated by the Western Balkans Follow-up Committee, with a country-by-country approach which will call for more specific opinions and activities.

The EESC aims to support the development of civil society in the countries of the region including the consolidation of economic and social councils and similar institutions. To this end, the EESC will back regional cooperation initiatives put forward by the above institutions.


Aurélien Juliard, Administrator
99 rue Belliard – Office 2035
1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel.: +32 (0)2 546 99 69
Fax: +32 (0)2 546 82 41
Please contact Aurélien Juliard
Maria Josefa Arguelles, Assistant
99 rue Belliard – Office 2225 1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel.: +32 (0)2 546 8369
Fax: +32 (0)2 546 82 41
Please contact Maria Josefa Arguelles


Documents & Publications on Western Balkans